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“ANONYMOUS” ATTACKER OF THE CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY GIVEN A ONE-YEAR STAY AWAY ORDER

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“ANONYMOUS” ATTACKER OF THE CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY GIVEN A ONE-YEAR STAY AWAY ORDER

 


Gregg Housh

 
BOSTON – A Woburn, Massachusetts man (Gregg Housh) was ordered to stay away from the Church of Scientology of Boston for one year after admitting he disrupted religious services there in February 2008.

In the Boston Municipal Court, Gregg Housh, 32, admitted to facts sufficient to warrant a finding of guilt on charges of disturbing the peace and disturbing religious services for leading a February 10, 2008 disturbance at the Boston Church of Scientology.  Housh’s case was continued for one year, the terms of which include a court order to stay away from the Church of Scientology of Boston’s locations in the Back Bay and the South End.  

Housh is the self-proclaimed leader of the Boston cell of an underground cyber-terrorist group called Anonymous.  He is the second member of Anonymous to face criminal charges in the past week for acts committed against a Scientology Church.  On Friday October 17th, The U.S. Department of Justice announced the filing of federal criminal charges against New Jersey Anonymous member Dmitriy Guzner related to the January, 2008 attempted destruction of websites owned by the Church of Scientology.  Guzner has agreed to plead guilty to felony charges that could send him to prison for ten years.

At the October 21 hearing, Boston Municipal Court Judge Thomas C. Horgan warned Housh that if he violates any of the terms of his probation he could face one year in the House of Correction.

For further information:

Marc La Casse, Esq.
The McCormack Firm, LLC
One International Place
Boston, MA 02110
617-951-2929
 
Gerard Renna
Church of Scientology of Boston
448 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02115
617-266-9500

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SCIENTOLOGY PROTESTER’S CASE CONTINUED WITHOUT FINDING

Posted in alarm, anarchists, Anonymous, Beacon Street, Boston, Boston Municipal Court, church of scientology, criminal harassment, District Attorney, disturbing an assembly of worship, disturbing the peace, Gregg, Gregg Housh, harassment, Housh, Judge Thomas C. Horgan, prosecutors, protest, Protester, scientology, Suffolk, Woburn on October 23, 2008 by secretdox

SCIENTOLOGY PROTESTER’S CASE CONTINUED WITHOUT FINDING

Oct. 22, 2008 

 

A Boston Municipal Court judge today continued for one year the case against a Woburn man alleged to have disturbed proceedings at the Back Bay Church of Scientology earlier this year, and will dismiss the case if the defendant abides by certain conditions during that time. 

Judge Thomas C. Horgan imposed a one-year continuance without a finding in the case against GREGG HOUSH (D.O.B. 10/17/76), who had been charged with disturbing an assembly of worship and disturbing the peace. 

If Housh stays away from the Back Bay headquarters of the Church of Scientology and its expected new headquarters in Boston’s South End, and if he does not re-offend in any other manner, those charges will be dismissed. If he does not abide by those terms, Housh’s case could be put back on track for trial. 

Also in today’s proceedings, Suffolk prosecutors affirmatively moved to dismiss an additional charge of criminal harassment against Housh. After a review of the evidence, prosecutors determined they could not meet their burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt on this charge and could not in good faith move forward with it. 

Had the case gone to trial, prosecutors would have introduced evidence and testimony to show that Housh and others entered the Church of Scientology’s Beacon Street building in a boisterous manner during a March 1 protest, disturbing the proceedings and alarming those inside. 

Attorney Michael Dlott represented Housh.                        

http://www.mass.gov/dasuffolk/docs/10.22.08C.html

Anonymous – they do the time

Posted in Anonymous, Bureau of Investigation, charged, church of scientology, crimes, cyber attack, cyber terrorists, DDoS, Department of Justice, distributed denial of service, Guzner, hate group, New Jersey, online attacks, prison, punishment, scientology, websites, youtube on October 20, 2008 by secretdox

Anonymous – they do the time

Another member of the Internet hate-group “Anonymous” has received the right punishment for his crimes.

Anonymous Hacker Admits Scientology Cyber-Attack

Posted in Anonymous, Anonymous Exposed, attack, charged, church of scientology, criminal, cyber attack, cyber terrorists, DDoS, distributed denial of service, France, Guzner, hacker, hacking, internet, New Jersey, online attacks, scientology, teenage hacker, underground group, websites on October 18, 2008 by secretdox

Anonymous Hacker Admits Scientology Cyber-Attack

France24.com is running the story about the Anonymous Cyber-Terrorist, Dmitriy Guzner, who was criminally charged on October 17th for his DDoS’ing activities against the Church of Scientology‘s websites.  They wrote: “A teenager hacker has admitted carrying out a cyber attack that crashed Church of Scientology websites as part of a campaign by a mysterious underground group, justice officials said Friday.”

That group is Anonymous.  You can find out more about them at http://www.anonymous-exposed.org.

NJ teen charged with hacking Scientology Web sites

Posted in anarchists, Anonymous, Anonymous Exposed, charged, church of scientology, criminal, cyber terrorists, DDoS, distributed denial of service, documentary, Guzner, hacker, hacking, internet, New Jersey, scientology, teenage hacker, websites, youtube on October 18, 2008 by secretdox

NJ teen charged with hacking Scientology Web sites

Seems like the San Jose Mercury News has discovered too that a New Jersey man named Dmitriy Guzner was involved in DDoS’ing the Church of Scientology’s servers back in January. 

The article states: “The U.S. attorney’s office said Friday that Dmitriy Guzner claims to be a member of an Internet-based group called “Anonymous,” which leads protests against the Church of Scientology for allegedly trying to silence its critics through lawsuits.”  

I don’t know how many cyber-terrorists attend protests, and I don’t know if Guzner was one of them, but this is quite likely.  One person who seems to know the ways of Anonymous said: “Anonymous is a group of mostly college-type kids who are involved in cyber crimes, online pornography and have an anarchistic view towards religion.”

The Church of Scientology initially responded to Anonymous months ago by distributing a documentary exposing the crimes of Anonymous. Looks like now some of them are now getting caught.

Anonymous member – crime scene internet

Posted in Anonymous, case, charged, church of scientology, crime scene, criminal, cyber attack, cyber terrorists, damage, DDoS, Department of Justice, distributed denial of service, Guzner, hacker, hacking, internet, Justice Department, New Jersey, online attacks, press release, prison, prosecutors, scientology, websites, youtube on October 18, 2008 by secretdox

Anonymous member – crime scene internet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UY-qTepHbpY

NEW JERSEY MAN CHARGED WITH ATTACKING CHURCH OF
SCIENTOLOGY WEBSITES IN THE NAME OF ‘ANONYMOUS’

LOS ANGELES – A New Jersey man was charged today for his role in an attack on Church of Scientology websites in January 2008 that rendered the websites unavailable.

Dmitriy Guzner, 18, of Verona, New Jersey, has agreed to plead guilty to computer hacking for his role in the distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack against the Scientology websites. A DDOS attack occurs where a large amount of malicious Internet traffic is directed at a website or a set of websites. The target websites are unable to handle the high volume of Internet traffic and therefore become unavailable to legitimate users trying to reach the sites.

According to the criminal information filed in United States District Court in Los Angeles, Guzner participated in the attack because he considered himself a member of an underground group called “Anonymous.” “Anonymous” has led protests against the Church of Scientology at various locations across the country, and in January 2008 posted a video on YouTube which announced a new offensive against Scientology.

Once he pleads guilty, which is expected to take place in the coming weeks in federal court in New Jersey, Guzner faces up to 10 years in federal prison.

This case was investigated by the United States Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force in Los Angeles. The agencies involved in the investigation were the United States Secret Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office Bureau of Investigation.

http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/cac/pressroom/pr2008/140.html

USA v. Guzner – INFORMATION

Posted in Anonymous, Assistant US Attorney, attack, case, charged, church of scientology, criminal, cyber attack, cyber terrorists, damage, DDoS, distributed denial of service, Guzner, online attacks, scientology, websites on October 18, 2008 by secretdox

USA v. Guzner – INFORMATION

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

FOR THE CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA

 

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,                    CR No. 08-01224

 

                             Plaintiff,                                    I N F O R M A T I O N

 

v.                                                        [18 U.S.C. § 1030(a)(5)(A)(i), 

                                                           (B)(i): Unauthorized

DMITRIY GUZNER,                               Impairment Of A Protected

                                                           Computer]

                             Defendant.

 

—————————————————–

 

The United States Attorney charges:

Between January 17, 2008, and January 18, 2008, in Los Angeles County, within the Central District of California, and elsewhere, defendant DMITRIY GUZNER knowingly caused the transmission of information, codes, and commands, and as a result of such conduct, intentionally and without authorization caused damage by impairing the integrity and availability of data, a program, a system, and information on a computer system that was used in interstate and foreign commerce and communications, specifically websites belonging to the Church of Scientology, thereby causing loss to one or more persons aggregating at least $5,000 in value during a one-year period beginning January 17, 2008. Defendant DMITRY GUZNER engaged in the above-described distributed denial of service (“DDOS”) attack against the Church of Scientology websites, contributing to the unavailability of the websites, because he believed the attack furthered the goals of the anti-Scientology group “Anonymous,” of which he considered himself a member.

THOMAS P. O’BRIEN

United States Attorney

 

/signed/

CHRISTINE C. EWELL

Assistant United States Attorney

Chief, Criminal Division

 

WESLEY L. HSU

Assistant United States Attorney

Chief, Cyber and Intellectual

Property Crimes Section

 

ERIK M. SILBER

Assistant United States Attorney

Cyber and Intellectual

Property Crimes Section